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Solace is the UK's leading network for public sector professionals. Discover how joining Solace could benefit you.


We run a series of events and programmes ranging from our flagship Solace Summit, to development days, skills days, and much more.


If you need support in executive recruitment, interim management, or assessment, our team of experts will help you find the best solution.

Who are Solace?

Solace is the leading members' network for local government and public sector professionals throughout the UK. We offer a range of services including personal and organisational development, events, and both interim and executive recruitment through our profit for purpose subsidiary, Solace in Business. In addition to our services, we also have an active policy team, who along with our policy leads influence debate around the future of public services to ensure that policy and legislation are informed by the experience and expertise of our members.

Solace Blog

Trialling Consumer Devices in Adult Social Care
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 03:37 PM

Adult social care in the UK is under pressure due to an aging population, more people living with chronic illnesses and tight public budgets. We’re all aware of the challenge of looking after vulnerable adults. The UK population is aging, and public budgets are thinly spread. In fact, the Local Government Association predicts councils will have an overall […]

How prepared are you for Brexit?
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:12 AM

The UK faces an exceptionally volatile period in the run-up to the delayed Brexit date of 31 October 2019. With the new Prime Minister promising to leave “with or without a deal” and few signs of a new deal being achievable, a hard Brexit has never been more likely. Local authorities across the UK will […]

Tomorrow’s places need leadership today
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 04:23 PM

Places are unique, but the challenges they face are not. Local authorities and their strategic partners face myriad local, national and global challenges – from the all too familiar issue of managing rising demand for services and rising citizen expectations in the context of prolonged fiscal austerity to fostering greater economic opportunity and prosperity to […]